Landscapes and tourist roads


Time shapes landscapes. Interaction between man and nature has made the scenery in Satakunta rich and diverse. Urban scenery, the countryside and cultural landscapes all have their roots deep in the history of the region. Experience the scents in a park, listen to the sounds of the islands, see prehistoric relics and feel the history.
 

Pori National Urban Park

Isomäki, Kirjurinluoto with its parks and the areas of Pohjoisranta and Eteläranta belong to Pori National Urban Park. Established in 2002, the urban park covers about ten square kilometres of flourishing urban nature. It comprises the islets, the city centre, the sports centre and the Pori forest area. The urban park offers events and activities for locals and visitors throughout the year! Exercise, culture, experiences in nature and history are waiting for you!
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Pori National Urban Park

© Tiina Leino

The story of the wooden town - a walk or a virtual trip to Pori in 1860-1960

Take a walk or a virtual trip to Pori - what did all the locations look like before? Beautiful pictures and maps are available on the page titled The Story of the Wooden Town, which introduces the houses and people of Pori during the course of the 100 years from 1890-1960. The web pages also work as a mobile version without separate applications. GPS-enabled devices can be used for positioning and to view what occupied that particular spot in the past. 
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The story of the wooden town - a walk or a virtual trip through Pori in 1860-1960

Bothnian Coast Road

Experience the history of Finland’s coastal towns! Bothnian Coast Road is a national scenic route from Vehmaa to Tornio, intertwining culture, events and stories. It runs through Satakunta with several destinations worth exploring along the way. See the World Heritage Sites in Rauma, go paddling on the River Eurajoki or observe the nature from the Pori bird observation tower.
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© Tiina Leino

The national landscape of Lake Köyliönjärvi

The national landscape comprises the cultivated land around the lake as well as the islands. The most significant islands are Kirkkosaari, an important centre in the Iron Age, and Kirkkokari, the only Roman Catholic pilgrimage site in Finland. According to legend, Bishop Henry was killed on the ice of Lake Köyliönjärvi in 1156. In addition to his martyrdom, the national landscape is known for Köyliö Manor and a wooden church built in 1752. Admire the wide and open landscapes and let the beautiful nature soothe your soul in the midst of the national landscape of Köyliönjärvi!
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The national landscape of Lake Köyliönjärvi

© Juha Sinisalo

Pori's Reposaari

Reposaari has a unique past – and present. In the eighteenth century, there were plans to make Reposaari the capital of Finland. The most valuable ballast areas in Finland are located in Reposaari. Sailing ships used to bring soil used as ballast to Reposaari. Today, Reposaari is a fascinating urban community, where traditions meet modern life. The tip of the island is one of the best places in Finland to see and experience the landscape, rage and gentleness of the sea.
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Pori's Reposaari

© Marko Mikkola

Gardens and allotments

Do you want to get your hands in the soil, or do you prefer admiring the wonders of nature from a distance? Satakunta has dozens of gardens for all your needs, whether you are looking for ideas for your front yard, tips on planting seedlings or a garden allotment in your area. You can find further information about gardens in Satakunta on the Discover Satakunta search engine. How good is your green thumb?
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ardens and allotments

Nopsa Travels

Nopsa Travels is a travel agency with a twist. The purpose of this local travel service is to focus on local luxury. Find 60 travel routes on the pages, each with different themes and locations. Go for an adventure in Old Rauma, discover the best of Pori or fall in love with the cultural history of Satakunta. Come and experience memorable adventures on routes handpicked especially for you by Nopsa!
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